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RATINGS: 429   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 543   ABV: 18.1%
Imperial Pumpkin Ale brewed with pumpkin puree and a blend of five spices. Aged in extremely fresh Gosling’s Rum barrels for six months. Consume early and often, preferably with a pumpkin pie and/or s’mores.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
juice303 (5) - - AUG 7, 2012 does not count
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2012 just had this years rumpkin, best beer of all time. It’s so good I think I quit drinking because I will never want to drink anything else. This years is 18.1% its a great red-brown color, the fresh (not canned) pumkin flavor is amazing you get a lil rum alc at first but finishes crazzy smooth for 18.1%.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sjohnny (521) - - DEC 29, 2012
Pumpkin, booze, malt aroma. Pours a golden caramel color with almost no head. Dark fruit, caramel, pumpkin. Drinks like a nice smooth liqueur with a light clean finish. This was an incredible beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JohnnyWad (1) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2013 does not count
Batch number two. Everything about this beer is phenomenal. One of the best beers I have consumed on recent history. Even the label is cool. Can’t wait to have more

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerseyjohn71 (297) - corsicana, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2014 16.73 AVB, bottled 9/22/14 [on-bottle] alcohol, raisin, vanilla, banana, butterscotch, resin, floral, caramel, nuts, toast, roasty, cereal, clear, red, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, full body, thick feel, average carbonation, average carbonation,

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (165) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Perfect balance of pumpkin essence, pumpkin spices, and rum. Syrupy (but not too syrupy) body, and a very sweet, but not quite cloying flavor, thanks to a dash of dryness from the ginger. The alcohol is beautifully masked for 16+ percent, and the finish is nearly endless. Pumking WAS my favorite pumpkin ale until I savored Rumpkin.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
tsd08460 (836) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2015
Aroma: caramel, pumpkin, alcohol, pumpkin spices Appearance: cloudy amber, off-white head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Awesome

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dpitinga (106) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Some things just go great together. Peanut butter and jelly. Coffee and cream. Rum and pumpkin. At this year’s GABF, Avery entered the big-batch PumKYn (bourbon barrels are near ubiquitous), rather than the small-batch Rumpkin (rum barrels are rare). Seeking greater profitability? Going with a crowd-pleaser to be judged against over-specified style guidelines by a room-filling number of judges? Whatever the reason, beer competitions are a poor (pour?) way to discover the great beers of this world. Better to keep an open mind and educate your palate through tastings (outside of competition!), preferably of beer on draft at a local brewery/bar. As to the latter point, see Mark Dredge’s "Tropical Fruit Juice IPA (or IPA in 2015)", 24 November 2015.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1191) - Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2010
UPDATED: APR 8, 2011 On tap at the Meddlesome Moth in Dallas, TX. Poured orange with little head. Smelled strongly of alcohol and then pumpkin. Had a forward alcohol flavor followed by pumpkin, but the pumpkin flavor became more apparent as I drank the beer. Full-bodied with little mouth carbonation and a slick texture it finished strongly of pumpkins that lasted maybe just a little bit too long.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (5842) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2011
On draught at Kraftwork for Avery day, what a rare find. This was one of the last highly regarded pumpkin beers I needed to try. Pour is a cloudy copper, with medium white head and awesome sheet of lacing. Aromas of nutmeg, soft pumpkin crust, slight cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is strong sweet barley flavors, cinnamon, vanilla bourbon, with pumpkin pie filling and nutmeg spice finishing and leaving a complete pie flavor. How is this beer 14%? Scary as hell. Hidden very well for a beer of this size. Other notes as it warmed up were basically a little debbie pumpkin delight with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Amazing beer and now my second or third favorite next to Midnight Sun Treat and Pumking. Awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Pours dark reddish brown with nice fluffy and somehow lasting off white head. 12 oz bottle from the brewery, alcohol says 15.9%. Nicely carbed, with aromas full of toffee, caramel, cinnamon, clove, slight ginger, big notes of brown sugar, molasses, some nice spiced rum, nice sweet pumpkin notes on there as well, really big and full. Taste is just as good and the alcohol is pretty much completely hidden, starts with notes of sweet vanilla, brown sugar, toffee, and molasses, some nice cinnamon, clove, ginger, leading into a perfect blend of sweet pumpkin, rum, and a slight hint of warmth, balanced with a cinnamon, clove and ginger spice combo going into a nice dry, slightly bitter finish. Carbed well enough to carry the taste through the palate, nice full on the palate as well to have a nice lasting finish. Tasty stuff, best pumpkin beer so far.

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